Screening at North Bennet St. School 6PM May 27!

May 21, 2015 § Leave a comment

North Bennet St. is an unusual high school dedicated to training future master craftspeople.

I will be present with the film, and with CB Fisk’s Gregory Bover, who was the project manager for Opus 139.

Check out this link and RSVP HERE:   http://www.nbss.edu/about/news/hearthemusic/index.aspx.

6PM in Boston’s North End, a chance to see the film for the first time, or again, on a big screen.

150 North Street
Boston MA 02109
Phone: 617-227-0155
Fax: 617-227-9292
email: 

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Where to get TO HEAR THE MUSIC

January 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

Sorry, it’s not streamable, but available on Amazon, either blu-ray or regular DVD, for $24.99.

Sunday 5PM Jan. 11: TO HEAR THE MUSIC to air on WGBH, Boston’s PBS station.

January 7, 2015 § 1 Comment

Opus139 from floor Mem Church David Pike voicing front pipes229230_10150188060373953_322395288952_6930128_2760020_n-1Happy to announce that the home state for this project is broadcasting this coming Sunday at 5PM. WGBH-TV, Boston. Here’s a brief blurb:

Charles Brenton Fisk worked with Robert Oppenheimer as an 18-yr-old whiz kid on the Manhattan Project, building the A-bomb, before turning from the physics of destruction to music, his first love, and building tracker action pipe organs out of Gloucester Massachusetts. He died in 1983, but his uniquely collaborative shop continues to build “The King of Instruments” in much the same way it was built in the time of Bach. On the surface a film about process, To Hear The Music follows the development of a single instrument, Opus 139, from initial design meetings through every aspect of building and testing, to a celebratory Easter inaugural at Memorial Church, Harvard University, Fisk’s alma mater. But the documentary also speaks about much more – about the creation of a product built to last in a world of disposability; about a model workplace, where every craftsman’s voice is heard; about the marriage of craft and art that the man Fisk valued above all else; and about the music itself, which provides glorious accompaniment as a sum of diverse parts comes to life in To Hear The Music.

Here’s a frame pull of M. Latry from that session. Quite a face!

September 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Olivier Latry video

September 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Well, there has been interest in both the cut version and the uncut footage of as much as we covered of the master class, summer 2013,  There have been thousands of hits on Youtube, so that says something.  In any case, those who are interested in the Latry Master Class, follow the yellow brick road to an inexpensive rental via Distrify at http://www.dennislanson.com.  Enjoy.

 

Wish I could figure out why this went in twice, but I will eventually.

 

At first we all had to be our own secretaries.  Now we all have to be our own cyber engineers!

Latry video will be available

September 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

http://muvi.es/w6518

CAPE ANN COMMUNITY CINEMA, OCT 5 1PM

August 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

A reprise screening at Cape Ann’s BEST theater!

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